As summer wears on, the days of the week can seem to blend together, and the humidity can make you feel like you’re walking through pudding. But summer also means that there are dozens and dozens of opportunities each day to celebrate the sunshine, good friends and cold beverages – and the beauty of air conditioning. Dive on in to week two of our Summer Camp, Adult-Style guide, and let us know what events you CANNOT miss in the comments section.
The Miller Outdoor Theatre invites you to join in Houston’s Juneteenth Celebration, with a little fais do do led by CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band. The celebration and commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation starts starts at 7 p.m., Free tickets for the covered seating area will be available on the day of the performance at the box office from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. until they sell out. Open seating on the hill is always available.
UHD presents Thursday Concerts at Discovery Green: Thursday, June 20
If you do just one thing this week, it should be the Thursday concert at Discovery Green. The Suffers will be rocking out with their contagious blend of reggae, ska and soul, and if you’ve never heard Kam Franklin wail, you’re seriously missing out on one of the city’s best voices. Chase Hamblin and the Roustabouts will be jamming on the Anheuser Busch Stage, too. The best part? It’s free! Bring along a picnic from Phonecia Specialty Foods and grab some wine at the Lake House to share with your neighbors (preferably, us) on the hill.
Summer Solstice Observation at Rothko Chapel: Friday, June 21
Have you ever celebrated the summer solstice? We haven’t, but there’s no time like the present. This Friday, Rothko Chapel will open from sunrise to sunset to celebrate the day the earth is most inclined towards the sun, also known as the longest day of the year. Sang Chod (Tibetan Smoke Offering) and Taiko Drumming will bookend the day’s activities.
2013 Houston Summer Boat Show: Wednesday, June 19 to Sunday, June 23
The Houston Summer Boat Show is an indoor playground for grown-ups (and kids) who dream of splish-splashing their way through summer. Get your nautical gazing and shopping on this week at Reliant Center: 11a.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday at Reliant Center.